Marie Boles

Director of Nursing

NHS England and NHS Improvement

Marie is a Mental Health Nurse who has worked in the NHS for almost 37 years. Marie has worked in a variety of clinical and managerial roles in a mental health trust and in commissioning. Marie is passionate about safeguarding and has chaired a number of Child Safeguarding Boards.

Marie joined NHS England over five years ago and has worked in Greater Manchester, Lancashire and prior to taking up post in Cheshire & Merseyside was the Deputy Chief Nurse for the North of England.

Marie’s current portfolio includes nursing and midwifery workforce, safeguarding, Continuing Health Care (CHC), quality surveillance, Special Education Needs & Disability (SEND), Children & Young People (CYP) and she is currently the clinical lead for the Transforming Care Programme.

Why are you passionate about health and care across C&M?

As a Clinician and through my safeguarding experience I see the opportunities of Partnership working to ensure that every resident in Cheshire and Merseyside realises their true potential. We need to co-produce strategies with our local population to address the current health inequalities that exist across the patch.

What do you do to improve your mental health and mental wellbeing on a day to day basis?

I try to go walking on a regular basis. My family keeps me grounded and remind me what is important. As a football season ticket holder, I accompany both my children to matches. I also enjoy listening to and playing music.

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